Young Christians Students Movement
(Y. C. S.)
Young Children Student Movement was a brain-child of Joseph Cardinal Cardijn of Belgium. This was an offshoot of Young Christian Workers’ Movement started as a humanization of Workers who were depressed and worked almost like slaves in a Capitalist Society. After their own emancipation they wanted their children to be equipped with right attitudes and values that would help them to live as human beings and followers of Christ.
The YCS Movement at College is striving to adorn our students with right values and attitudes. We are living in a society, in a student milieu that is not motivating or empowering students to be critical and realistic so as to discern what is right and wrong. We want our students to follow the methodology of YCS e.g. SEE, JUDGE and ACT before they posit or go into any action. For this we have our weekly meetings and weekly resolutions creating within the, a sense of responsibility and commitment. Weekly we meet on two days as we have two groups: senior and junior respectively.
It is with a sense of achievement and fulfillment that we record the participation of Master Surindu Gunewardena from our YCS Cell in the World Conference of YCS held in Philippines last year. He was appointed as the Head Prefect of the College for 2015 to 2016.
We do participate in our Deanery, and Diocesan Meetings and Training Programmes. We are grateful to the YCS Chaplains and Animators for their support and guidance. We expect our parents too help us in this vital formation.
We sincerely thank the Chaplain Rev. Fr. Chrispin Leo and staff Members Mr. Nalin Sampath and Mrs. Deepika Wickramasinghe for guiding the YCS moment is all that they undertake.